Australia tour of England and Scotland, 2005 / Wicket commentary

The Ashes - 3rd Test

England v Australia

Match drawn

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150

9.2

Lee to Strauss, OUT, Gone! Slower ball on the off, perfectly pitched up, Strauss is completely flummoxed by the change of pace and plays all over the ball and loses his off stump

AJ Strauss b Lee 6 (43m 28b 0x4 0x6) SR: 21.42

England 26/1   ME Trescothick 18* (30b 2x4)   B Lee 4.2-2-4-1

41.5

Warne to Trescothick, OUT, full and spinning a bit, Trescothick goes for the sweep, the ball hits bat, glove, Trescothick's leg and God only knows what else. It then hits Gilchrist on the thigh and pops up in the air and he snatches a catch!

ME Trescothick c †Gilchrist b Warne 63 (196m 117b 9x4 0x6) SR: 53.84

England 163/2   MP Vaughan 76* (114b 9x4)   SK Warne 4.5-0-19-1

74.3

Katich to Vaughan, OUT, Gone! Can you believe it? Vaughan takes a Simon Katich full-toss and hit it straight down Glenn McGrath's throat at long-on!

MP Vaughan c McGrath b Katich 166 (281m 215b 20x4 1x6) SR: 77.20

England 290/3   IR Bell 33* (97b 3x4)   SM Katich 5.3-0-24-1

86.2

Lee to Pietersen, OUT, short ball banged in, Kevin Pietersen falls for the old trap, loses his cool and hooks straight to Brad Hodge the substitute fielder on the midwicket boundary

KP Pietersen c sub (BJ Hodge) b Lee 21 (50m 28b 1x4 0x6) SR: 75.00

England 333/4   IR Bell 55* (139b 7x4)   B Lee 17.2-5-54-2

88.6

Lee to Hoggard, OUT, full, fast, and far too furious for Hoggard! That is a great sight for a fast bowler, the off stump cartwheeling out of the ground! Cracking end to the day's play!

MJ Hoggard b Lee 4 (13m 10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

England 341/5   IR Bell 59* (145b 8x4)   B Lee 19-6-58-3

92.1

Lee to Bell, OUT, short one banged in, it's well directed, Bell plays the pull but is late on it, the ball kisses the outside edge and floats up towards Gilchrist who snaffles the catch!

IR Bell c †Gilchrist b Lee 59 (205m 155b 8x4 0x6) SR: 38.06

England 346/6   A Flintoff 5* (10b 1x4)   B Lee 20.1-6-63-4

109.2

Warne to Flintoff, OUT, Warne tosses one up a bit more and Flintoff goes for the big hit but can't get hold of it. This one goes straight up in the air and Justin Langer completes the catch

A Flintoff c Langer b Warne 46 (93m 67b 7x4 0x6) SR: 68.65

England 433/7   GO Jones 41* (48b 6x4)   SK Warne 31.2-5-97-2

110.2

Gillespie to GO Jones, OUT, fuller, straighter, on the off, Jones plays away from his body and the ball goes off the inside edge and knocks the off stump out of the ground

GO Jones b Gillespie 42 (86m 51b 6x4 0x6) SR: 82.35

England 434/8   AF Giles 0* (3b)   JN Gillespie 17.2-2-105-1

111.4

Warne to Giles, OUT, well flighted, drifting in, the ball pitches and spins enough to beat the middle of the bat, take the outside edge, and land in Hayden's hands at slip

AF Giles c Hayden b Warne 0 (11m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 438/9   SJ Harmison 4* (5b)   SK Warne 32.4-5-99-3

113.2

Warne to SP Jones, OUT, tossed up outside the off, a perfectly-pitched leg spinner, Jones goes for the booming drive and is bowled through the gate

SP Jones b Warne 0 (7m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

England 444/10   SJ Harmison 10* (11b 1x4)   SK Warne 33.2-5-99-4
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100  | Overs 101-150
Series Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
England v Australia at Manchester - Aug 11-15, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Birmingham - Aug 4-7, 2005
England won by 2 runs
England v Australia at Lord's - Jul 21-24, 2005
Australia won by 239 runs
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Aug 28, 2005

Aleem Dar and Steve Bucknor chew the cud, England v Australia, 4th Test, Nottingham, August 28, 2005

Aleem Dar and Steve Bucknor chew the cud

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Ricky Ponting is beaten, England v Australia, 3rd Test, Old Trafford, 5th day, August 15, 2005

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